National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Small Business Innovation Research & Technology Transfer 2009 Program Solicitations

Chapter 9.2 STTR Research Topics

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9.2 STTR Research Topics

The STTR Program Solicitation topics correspond to strategic technology research areas of interest at the NASA Centers.  The subtopics reflect the current highest priority technology thrusts of the Centers in their particular area of interest.


TOPIC T1 Information Technologies for System Health Management and the Study of Space Radiation Environments and Associated Health Risks
T1.01 Information Technologies for System Health Management and Sustainability
T1.02 Information Technologies for Intelligent Planetary Robotics

TOPIC T2 Atmospheric Flight Research of Advanced Technologies and Vehicle Concepts
T2.01 Foundational Research for Aeronautics Experimental Capabilities

TOPIC T3 Technologies for Space Exploration
T3.01 Technologies for Space Power and Propulsion

TOPIC T4 Innovative Sensors, Detectors and Instruments for Science Applications
T4.01 Lidar, Radar and Passive Microwave

TOPIC T5 Modeling and Simulation
T5.01 Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties in Integrated Spacecraft System Models

TOPIC T6 Innovative Technologies and Approaches for Space
T6.01 Safe High Energy Density Batteries and Ultracapacitors
T6.02 Planetary Surface Analog Support Technologies

TOPIC T7 Launch Site Technologies
T7.01 One-Sided 3D Imaging of Non-uniformities in non-metallic Space Flight Materials

TOPIC T8 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Mesh Creation
T8.01 Computational Fluid Dynamics Mesh Creation

TOPIC T9 Technologies for Human and Robotic Space Exploration Propulsion Design and Manufacturing
T9.01 Technologies for Human and Robotic Space Exploration Propulsion Design and Manufacturing

TOPIC T10 Rocket Propulsion Testing Systems
T10.01 Test Area Technologies
T10.02 Energy Conservation and Sustainability


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